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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LA 110 - Rape, Aggression, Defense: R.A.D. Self Defense & Empowerment (2)

An introduction to basic self-defense skills, escape and avoidance strategies, defensive techniques, and simulated attacks. The course explores violence prevention, victim-abuse community services, examines rape culture and inquires as to why we need to teach women and men a means to protect themselves rather than eliminating a culture that tolerates sexual harassment and assault. Furthermore, we discuss behaviors that promote this culture and look at ways to eliminate them. Basic fitness principles, including strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness are discussed as they relate to the student’s ability to practice and perform self-defense skills. Grading is S/U. Every year.